WWW Wednesday (14th October)

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What I’m reading now:

13 mins

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

I’ve read 88% of this on my Kindle and it’s absolutely brilliant, I can’t wait to get back to it!

Here’s the blurb:

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manuiplation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships – and what we really know about the people closest to us . . .

AND

wendy darling

Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes

I’ve only read the first six chapters so far and I really enjoyed them. The Darling children have just arrived at Neverland so I’m interested to see what Oakes does differently from the original Peter Pan story.

Here’s the blurb:

Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller’s son. But one night, while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children’s nursery, and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning into Neverland, an intoxicating island of freedom.
As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy’s paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter’s grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her, have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.


I recently finished reading…

24 hours

24 Hours by Claire Seeber (click here for my review)

I really enjoyed this book, it’s a brilliant thriller that I found genuinely impossible to put down!

Here’s the blurb:

Here today. Dead tomorrow?

My best friend, Emily, is dead – killed last night in a hotel fire.

But it was meant to be me.

Now I have 24 hours to find my daughter.

Before he finds out I’m still alive.

24 Hours is a fast-paced, intelligent psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.

AND

Broken Heart Book Club

The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James (Click here for my review)

I loved this book, I highly recommend it.

Here’s the blurb:

Secrets never stay buried for long…Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid…

Luna Bay hasn’t changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!
Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also ‘The Broken Hearts Book Club’, Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can’t wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she’s kept buried for so long – or spend the rest of her life on the run…
AND
The Good Neighbor
Another very enjoyable read from this week, I read this in one sitting too. Amy Sue Nathan writes such great characters that you miss them when you finish reading.
Here’s the blurb:

Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she’s always played by the rules. She’s an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a little fun. So when, on a whim, she starts a blog it seems like a rather benign indulgence. But as her online quips begin to gain traction, Izzy makes a slip. Somehow a new boyfriend winds his way into the picture. The problem? Izzy makes him up.

What, at first, feels like a harmless fib quickly spins out of control and Izzy must figure out how to balance fantasy and reality. Keeping up appearances while managing an absent ex-husband, two very nosy friends, a toddler son, and full-time job soon prove impossible, and Izzy feels utterly lost. It’s only when her long-time neighbor and surrogate mother, Mrs. Feldman, re-enters her life that Izzy begins to see the mess she’s made. And it’s with Mrs. Feldman’s guidance that Izzy learns to face reality, find comfort in new norms, and open herself up to the possibility of real love.


What I’ll be reading next:

the girl with no past

The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft

I’ve already read a couple of chapters of this and I think it’s going to be another one of those books that’s very hard to put down!

Here’s the blurb:

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life.
Then, on the twentieth anniversary of that day, she receives a card. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created.
But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?
Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.

AND

Christmas wishes and mistletoe kisses

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

I love a good Christmas book and I cannot wait to start this one, I’m excited already!

Here’s the blurb:

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?

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28 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (14th October)

  1. Hiya, great post! I’m on Chrissie books at the mo, am reading An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti. It is the story of Katie who is asked by her boyfriend to marry him. On the every first page she says no, but is forced to spend Christmas with him and the ‘in-laws,’ a large family who adore Christmas! Am only a little into it so far, but is very witty, very much enjoying it! Next I’m to read Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan, which is out October 22nd. I’ve read a few of her books and I love them! I’m just finished The Middle of Somewhere by Sonja Yoerg, a story of a girl and her boyfriend who are travelling across vast expanses of land from Yosemite and all the secrets she was trying to escape, secrets they must both confront as they run from danger. An amazing book for descriptions and for dragging you in.Loved it!

    • I love the sound of An Endless Christmas, I’d not heard of it before but I’ll be adding it to my Christmas book list now! 🙂 I think I’ve got the Sarah Morgan on my TBR, I’ve liked other books by her too. The Middle of Nowhere sounds brilliant, I think I’ll be buying that one too. Thanks so much for your comment and the fab recommendations. 🙂

  2. I put 24 Hours on my TBR after reading your review. I’d already seen another blogger recommending it and your review was the final push I needed! 🙂
    Thanks for visiting my post and happy reading!

    • I’m glad my review helped you decide to read 24 Hours, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I honestly did lose an entire morning as I couldn’t put it down! Happy reading to you too! 🙂

    • Yes, I really enjoyed The Broken Hearts Book Club so I’d definitely recommend it. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of Wendy Darling so far so hopefully it’ll remain a good read! I plan to review it once I’ve finished it so I’ll be sharing my thoughts at some point. 🙂 Happy reading to you too!

  3. I have some Christmas books on my shelf I really want to read but I feel like I should wait until December! But they look so good! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    • I never usually start Christmas books until December but then I never have time to read them all so I’m starting early this year! Plus I’ve signed up to do a Christmas week for a publisher in a couple of weeks time so need to read some festive books for that. 🙂

    • Wendy Darling is good so far; I’m intrigued to see what the author does with Neverland so I’m keen to read further. 24 Hours was very good, I honestly couldn’t put it down once I started reading. 🙂

  4. I love the sound of 13 Minutes, 24 Hours and The Girl With No Past! I will have to add those to my wishlist.

    Happy reading and thanks for visiting my WWW! 🙂

  5. I’m glad you enjoyed ‘The Broken Hearts Book Club.’ It sounds like a fun read. I think there’s another WWWer who read that one this past week, too. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  6. Ooh, 13 Minutes sounds fascinating. How old is Wendy in Wendy Darling? It sounds like she’s a little bit older than in the original book… I’m going to check out the Good Neighbour. It sounds very entertaining!

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